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Week in Review: Navy Yard Project Reviewed, Governor's Budget and a Troubled Commute

A look at some of the top stories on Charlestown Patch last week.

Life gets busy, and Patch certainly understands that. So with that in mind, here are a few stories you might have missed on Charlestown Patch this week:

  1. —Though they are recommending support of the Starboard Place proposal for the Navy Yard’s Parcel 39A, members of the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Development Committee remain concerned about the project’s lack of on-site parking—and about Navy Yard parking in general.
  2. PHOTOS: Spaulding Hospital Prepares for Patients—Recently, Rebecca Kaiser, director of government and community relations for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, led Charlestown Patch on a private tour of the new hospital in the Navy Yard. Follow Patch through the building by clicking on the photos in the gallery and read through some of the hospital’s special features in this article.
  3. Wednesday Morning Commute Snarled by Pair of T Problems—An electrical problem at the Arlington station shut down Green Line service at different points for each branch of the line. Meanwhile, a disabled train on the Red Line delayed service between JKF/UMass and Park Street on the same morning. Later that day, a second issue occurred in the same electrical box at Arlington Station.
  4. Patrick Files $34.8 Billion Budget Proposal—In submitting his $34.8 billion budget to the state legislature on Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick said the proposed income tax hike is part of a comprehensive package aimed at investing in the state's infrastructure and in driving growth.
  5. New 2013 Tax Rates and Standard Deductions—On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service announced annual inflation adjustments for tax year 2013, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes from the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. 
  6. Police Reports: Road Rage on Alford Street—A man driving on Alford Street on Wednesday, Jan. 16 told police that another driver punched him in the face.
  7. New Suffolk County Sheriff Sworn In—Steven Tompkins took the oath of office as the county's new sheriff on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at a ceremony presided over by Gov. Deval Patrick.
  8. —Boston Police are getting more iPhones and iPads for personnel to use in the field to track stolen devices, real-time translation services and other common field operations.
  9. Navy Yard Bistro Hosting Spaulding Team Fundraiser—Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is teaming up with Charlestown’s Navy Yard Bistro for a special event to help the Race for Rehab Boston Marathon Team reach their fundraising goal.
  10. Should Boston School Committee Be a Hybrid of Mayoral Appointments and Elected Members?Boston School Committee members are chosen by mayoral appointments, but District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker would like the board to be a hybrid of elected officials and mayoral appointments. 

Did we miss something? Send news tips, comments and suggestions to becca.manning@patch.com.

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